Taking out tiles to tie ladder to batons

You dont need to tie to a rafter. You can't even do that as the felt is covering it. :rolleyes:

You are not trying to prevent the ladder being ripped away by the arm of God. Tying to a batten is fine.

And you dont need to use the same rope as they use to dock the Queen Mary. A washing line will do

None of this is rocket science. Just tie to the ladder to what ever is there - move a tile, tie the thing.
'just tie the ladder to whatever is there' what a stupid statement.
 
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I noticed this chap in Belfast last week. Obviously, the super secure ladder tie will also support his work shirts in the next hurricane that passes by.

But I think it's his very first job. Bless.

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looks like thats a bit of 25 x 50 snapped up there......is that ladder on its way down too?
 
I basically asked this for general access and ladder safety in general but was enthused to ask it from having to paint on this house. A roofer chap said he will help me tie some scaffold planks from a mitower to roof below window on right hand side. Will use mitower for rest of house too
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Was sent these. Look a bit diy to me though. I saw a mitower other day and it looks more solid. Any opinions
 

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Ladders 999 alright.

You'll be needing an ambulance to either scrape you up off the floor, or transport you to the nut house when your nerves are shot from all that wobbling and shaking.
 
Ladders 999 alright.

You'll be needing an ambulance to either scrape you up off the floor, or transport you to the nut house when your nerves are shot from all that wobbling and shaking.


Yeah I thought those scaffolds look dodgy. I think rent a mitower is the answer. Rope on harness when walking on roof.
 
Just had a look at this thread. Lol.

Shove a tile up and tie around the batten. The ladder may or may not want to sway one way or tuther. A narrow nylon rope is ideal. Thick stuff is not. We are not talking about huge forces. Tie the top of the ladder to the cat ladder (as well as the batten) if you are using both.

We tie the ladder if we can be bothered, otherwise the 14st grafter stands on the bottom rung.
 

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